Articles on Rethink:Europe

Why Europe needs a recovery plan for strategic autonomy (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin & Ulrike Esther Franke - 03 August 2020

Just as they have on the economic recovery, Berlin and Paris must overcome their differences and present a courageous plan to create a Europe that takes decisive geopolitical action.

The limits of “no, no, no”: Why the Dutch are so ambivalent about Europe (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 03 August 2020

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is stuck between European partners urging him to engage in Europe at this critical moment and a growing chorus at home threatening to punish him if he does so.

China, Europe, and covid-19 headwinds (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 20 July 2020

China’s attempts to divide Europeans during the crisis, along with its fierce and openly hostile rhetoric targeting the capacity of Western democracy to effectively respond to the health emergency, have served as a wake-up call.

Instrumental solidarity: Hungary’s management of the coronavirus crisis (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 01 July 2020

The Orbán government’s demonstrations of European solidarity have been partly motivated by its nationalist goals and its concerns about migration.

The truth about European solidarity during corona (Commentary)

Rafael Loss & Jana Puglierin - 26 June 2020

National impulses led to border closures and export restrictions on medical supplies during the corona crisis. But even in the earliest days of Europe’s exposure to the novel virus, pan-European solidarity was on display.

Crisis communication: Italy, the coronavirus, and European solidarity (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 16 June 2020

Italy has been among the top beneficiaries of pan-European support from citizens, institutions, and governments – as ECFR’s new European Solidarity Tracker shows.

European Solidarity Tracker: The solidarity that always was there (Commentary)

Claire Busse & Rafael Loss - 10 June 2020

ECFR’s new tracker reveals the breadth and depth of solidarity expressed throughout Europe during the coronavirus crisis – with findings that will surprise critics.

 

Shared goals: How Germany’s crisis response could strengthen Europe (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 28 April 2020

Berlin has quietly made concessions to new calls for greater solidarity. But back home this consensus may not last forever.

No alternative: What the AfD wants for Europe (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 05 March 2020

Despite its preoccupation with borders, the worldview of the AfD makes no distinction between foreign and domestic policy – and the party is using both to extend its deleterious influence.

Ill will: Populism and the coronavirus (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 05 March 2020

Sooner or later, the coronavirus will be gone. In the meantime, it will test Europe’s resilience against not just epidemics but misinformation and scapegoating.